Education and Outreach

The Movement Disorders Program serves patients and caregivers from Kentucky, southern Indiana and surrounding regions, specializing in helping them function as well as possible with their disorder, while waiting for a cure. The program focuses not only on physical aspects, but also on emotional and psychological health of the patients and their caregivers. The following centers and programs are offered through the Movement Disorders Program:

  • Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center
  • Mind and Body Exercise Series
  • Lunch and Learn Speaker Series
  • Buddy Program
  • University of Louisville Division of Movement Disorders

Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center

The Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center is named in honor of a Louisville native who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1973. Located on the first floor of the Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center, the Patient Resource and Education Center provides patients and their families with assistance and information, including:

  • Access to local and regional support groups for specific diagnoses
  • Patient assistance with medications and insurance
  • The latest technology to research and learn more about their disease

For more information about the Bill Collins Parkinson’s Center, please contact the Movement Disorders Program at Frazier Rehab Institute at 502.582.7654.

Mind and Body Exercise Series

This exercise series is available for any individual with Movement Disorders, including current or previous Frazier Rehab patients. All classes are held in the Bill Collins Parkinson's Resource Center, located on the first floor of Frazier Rehab Institute. Classes are FREE and those interested can call 502.582.7654 for more information or to register. All classes are held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Getting Into Fitness - June 26-August 28, 2018:  Combining gentle aerobic exercise with light hand weights and bands, this class will help participants increase their cardiovascular fitness and muscle tone.

Tai Chi - September 4-November 6, 2018: Tai Chi is a very low maintenance activity that can be performed anywhere.

Summer Lunch and Learn Speaker Series

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders presents this monthly series. The events are free, but registration is requested. The lunch and learns take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bill Collins Parkinson’s Resource Center at Frazier Rehab Institute, 220 Abraham Flexner Way. Call 502.582.7654 to register.

Friday, July 20 - Talking to (grand) kids about Parkinson's Disease

Peter Howard from the Louisville Public Library will feature a story time with readings from books about Parkinson's written for children. This unique event is suitable for kids aged 4-10 years old. Dr. LaFaver will be available for questions at the end of the program. Please RSVP by July 17.

Friday, August 17 - Time for Arts

Deb Ogburn, a visual artist and expressive arts coach from Louisville will lead a fun and easy hands-on arts project. Using tissue paper and ModPodge, you will create a beautiful prayer candle. Everyone is invited to participate!

University of Louisville Division of Movement Disorders

The U of L Division of Movement Disorders is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of medical professionals concerning movement disorders and training professionals in the care of these diseases. The program offers a fellowship program in movement disorders and dementia. Continuing education is also provided to physicians and allied health professionals regarding movement disorders, the diagnosis of th 

To learn more about the Frazier Rehab Institute/UofL Movement Disorders Program information or questions, call 502.582.7654.

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